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Receiving Aid

In order to have your financial aid available to pay your fees or disbursed to you, there are a few steps you need to take:

  • Accept your aid
  • Complete your To Do List
  • Enroll in units
The links below will provide you with more detailed information regarding each of those steps.

  • Requirements to Get My Aid
  • In order to receive your financial aid you must complete the items noted on your To Do List.

    This includes:
    • Accepting and confirming your aid award on "My Aid".
    • Completing all necessary paperwork.
    • Meeting the policies and conditions for receiving aid.
    • Registering in the Minimum Required Units* (MRU) in order for your financial aid to be applied to your fees.  You should check your ZotAccount to verify your enrollments and financial aid credits.

      * MRU for medical school is twelve units.
    • If you withdraw or drop below full-time (12.0 units) you should contact our office to discuss how your financial aid will be impacted.
  • Paying My Fees / Fee Deadlines
  • How Do I Pay My Fees?
    • The Zotbill includes your registration fees and financial aid awards together on one statement.
    • Financial aid that is available will appear as a credit on your Zotbill prior to the beginning of each quarter. Please visit your student account at
    • You are responsible for paying your fees on time.
    • If fees are not paid by the applicable fee deadline, you will be withdrawn from the courses you selected and charged a late fee.

    When Do I Need to Pay My Fees By?

    Fee Deadlines For Every Academic Year

    QuarterFee Deadline
    FallSeptember 15*
    WinterDecember 15*
    SpringMarch 15*
    SummerMay 15*
    * If a fee deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is the next business day.

  • Getting My Aid / Disbursement Dates
  • How Do I Get My Money?
    • You must be enrolled in at least twelve (12.0) units in order to be eligible for financial aid.
    • After your fees and any other charges on your ZotAccount are paid, any remaining financial aid will be disbursed to you.
    • The balance will be divided equally among the quarters you are attending.
    • You must log on to to tell us where to send your funds. Once you have logged on and get to "Welcome to ZOT Account Online" select "Electronic Refunds (DEFT)" and complete the requested information.
    • Financial funds will be sent to you by mail or directly deposited (DEFT) to your personal bank account at the beginning of each quarter.
    • Disbursement dates are listed below.

    When Do I Get My Money?

    Disbursement Dates For Academic Year "Fall 2019 through Summer 2020"

    Medical StudentsFall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020Summer 2020
    First Year08/12/201901/03/202003/20/2020N/A
    Second Year08/12/201901/03/202003/20/202005/18/2020
    Third Year08/12/201901/03/202003/20/202005/18/2020
    Fourth Year08/12/201901/03/202003/20/2020N/A

    Disbursement Dates For Academic Year "Fall 2020 through Summer 2021"

    Medical StudentsFall 2020Winter 2021Spring 2021Summer 2021
    First Year08/02/202001/03/202103/19/2021N/A
    Second Year08/07/202001/03/202103/19/202105/21/2021
    Third Year08/17/202001/03/202103/19/202105/21/2021
    Fourth Year08/17/202001/03/202103/19/2021N/A

    Dates for Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 are tentative.

    Important Notes about Electronic Funds Transfers (DEFT)
    • If you change or close your bank account, you must update the information by updating your information online at
    • Failure to update your bank account information will cause a delay in your disbursement.
    • You will receive a notification on your UCI e-mail account prior to the transfer of funds to your bank.

(Reviewed 12/16/2019 - BS)


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Tel: (949) 824-6476
Fax: (949) 824-1014

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